GF Vegan Soy Balls Garam Masala Curry

July 9, 2020
I love a good vegan curry, don't you, too?

This was inspired by an Indian recipe. I couldn't get the main ingredient, but I still really wanted to try it. I made it with my modifications and it turned out amazing!

While many vegan versions of chicken curries use chickpeas, potatoes, or tofu as a meat substitute, I’m using soy balls here. They have such a satisfying, chewy texture. You can use seitan if you don't have to be gluten-free.
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GF Vegan Soy Balls Garam Masala Curry

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 3-4 servings
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can chopped tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 cup veggie stock
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 350 g soy balls
  • 120 g vegan yogurt
  • 150 ml plant milk of choice
  • 1 tsp garam masala
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1. In a large pan, heat up the oil and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent.

2. Add the spices (except for garam masala) and whisk for about 1-2 minute, or until fragrant.

3. Blend in chopped tomato and veggie stock. Add the dried soy balls, salt, sugar, dairy-free yogurt and cook until soy balls are soft.

4. Add the vegan milk and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add garam masala according to your taste.

Serve hot with rice or vegan naan / roti bread.



Photo: Imola Toth

Imola is a writer, gluten-free vegetarian recipe developer, Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher and Wild Woman Empowerment Mentor with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently living in a teepee tent in Scotland, in search of new ways of living and exploring alternative communities. Hop over to her website , and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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